Sue was born in the north of England and started her working life as a painter in the potteries. Later as a mature student she attended Manchester Metropolitan University and achieved a Bed Hon’s degree in Design and Technology. That gave her the opportunity to achieve her desire to become a New Zealander.
Sue continued teaching Design and Technology specialising in wood, metal and plastics full time then part time until 2012. During development of her material skills Sue did a course in silver jewellery making. This is where she found her niche.
Sue started taking part in exhibitions in 2006. Since then she has continued developing her skills in both designing and making unique pieces of silver jewellery for exhibitions and galleries. Sue enjoys turning a flat piece of metal into a small sculptural piece of jewellery. She likes to incorporate the beauty of her natural surroundings into her jewellery. Each piece of jewellery is individually cut, marked, shaped and formed into wearable pieces of art. None of her jewellery is cast and so no two pieces are the same.